Decorating

Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials
Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving into your first place, a basic toolkit is pretty important for decorating and other little jobs around the apartment. Every decorator, newbie or extraordinaire, should consider investing in the list below to make apartment decorating easy. Without the necessary tools, hanging pictures or other art can become a huge mess. Avoid the frustration by creating your…
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ll admit it. Decorating my apartment was one of the things I was MOST looking forward to when moving into my own place. The only hiccup? I actually first moved into my boyfriend’s place. We were both very excited to live together and it was one of the best decisions we could have made for our…
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The idea of furnishing a new apartment, in addition to paying rent, is the stuff of nightmares for those of us paying off loans. Add the Pinterest-induced pressure of accent pieces, space-saving DIY projects, and words like “minimalist,” “bohemian,” and “shabby chic,” and one wants to throw their hands up and sleep on an air…
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are a budget-challenged first apartment renter, there is a design trend called Shabby Chic that is perfect for you. It’s typified by rustic designs, upcycled accessories, elegantly faded trimmings -such as drapery and linens – and eclecticism, in a way that is both functional and beautiful. Shabby Chic is a wonderful choice for…
And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…
And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…

And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our randomly selected $400 GIVEAWAY winner is Karmyn whose first furniture purchase was a lamp because there was no lighting in the apartment. Karmyn’s wish list item is a desk. We will notify the winner by email with further details. Congratulations to Karmyn and thanks to all our Apt2B.com $400 GIVEAWAY participants. So what were…
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Giveaway This GIVEAWAY is now closed. The winner will be announced later today. To celebrate the beginning of the summer season and help you kick-start furnishing your first apartment,  Apt2B.com, one of our favorite online furniture sites, will give one lucky GIVEAWAY winner a $400 gift certificate to their site.  But that’s not all!…
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first home can be exciting and fun! You have the freedom to decorate your place however you want and to express yourself through your apartment! Not immune to getting caught up in the fun of furnishing an apartment, I’ve definitely made my share of decorating mistakes.  Here are a few things I would…
Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets
Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets

Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Growing up with pets of all kinds taught me that animals often destroy things…expensive things usually. If you are moving into a new apartment with your pet, or you are thinking of adopting a new pet once you are settled in, there are some important things that you need to consider when buying furnishings. Couches and pets…
Shopping for Furniture Online
Shopping for Furniture Online

Shopping for Furniture Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online shopping is one of the greatest modern-day conveniences. Furniture shopping online isn’t ideal, but it is a valuable option for some people. As a young adult moving into her first apartment, I realized quickly how much furniture I needed and how little time I had to purchase it. Maybe you are like me, and…
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you feel like the walls are closing in on you? Well don’t worry, you’re not the only one in this situation. One of the most common problems first apartment dwellers face is lack of space. Sure, getting a bigger place is one option, but sometimes (or most of the time), the money in your…